Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. This edition presents an introduction and summary of various LiDAR systems and their principles and addresses the operational principles of the different components and ranging methods of LiDAR systems. It discusses the subsequent geometric processing of LiDAR data, with particular attention to quality, accuracy, and meeting standards and addresses the theories and practices of information extraction from LiDAR data, including terrain surface generation, forest inventory, orthoimage generation, building reconstruction, and road extraction.

Written by leaders in the field, this comprehensive compilation is a must-have reference book for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring or working in diverse disciplines, such as geomatics, geodesy, natural resources, urban planning, computer vision, and computer graphics. It is also vital resource for researchers who are interested in developing new methods and need in-depth knowledge of laser scanning and data processing and other professionals may gain the same from the broad topics addressed in this book.

New in the Second Edition:

  • A comprehensive array of new laser ranging and scanning technologies.
  • Developments in LiDAR data format and processing techniques.
  • Regrouping of surface modeling, representations and reconstruction.
  • Enhanced discussions on the principles and fundamentals beyond small-footprint pulsed laser systems and new application examples.
  • Many new examples and illustrations.

chapter 1|28 pages

Introduction to Laser Ranging, Profiling, and Scanning

ByGordon Petrie, Charles K. Toth

chapter 2|60 pages

Terrestrial Laser Scanners

ByGordon Petrie, Charles K. Toth

chapter 3|69 pages

Airborne and Spaceborne Laser Profilers and Scanners

ByGordon Petrie, Charles K. Toth

chapter 4|42 pages

LiDAR Systems and Calibration

ByAloysius Wehr

chapter 6|18 pages

Georeferencing Component of LiDAR Systems

ByNaser El-Sheimy

chapter 7|20 pages

Full-Waveform Analysis for Pulsed Laser Systems

ByUwe Stilla, Boris Jutzi

chapter 8|31 pages

Strip Adjustment

ByCharles K. Toth, Zoltan Koppanyi

chapter 10|35 pages

Data Management of Light Detection and Ranging

ByLewis Graham

chapter 11|30 pages

LiDAR Data Filtering and Digital Terrain Model Generation

ByNorbert Pfeifer, Gottfried Mandlburger

chapter 12|34 pages

Forest Inventory Using Laser Scanning

ByJuha Hyyppä, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Antero Kukko, Anttoni Jaakkola, Xinlian Liang, Yunsheng Wang, Markus Holopainen, Mikko Vastaranta, Hannu Hyyppä

chapter 13|29 pages

Integration of LiDAR and Photogrammetric Data

Triangulation and Orthorectification
ByAyman Habib

chapter 14|16 pages

Feature Extraction from Light Detection and Ranging Data in Urban Areas

ByFrédéric Bretar

chapter 15|26 pages

Global Solutions to Building Segmentation and Reconstruction

ByJie Shan, Jixing Yan, Wanshou Jiang

chapter 16|38 pages

Building and Road Extraction from LiDAR Data

ByFranz Rottensteiner, Simon Clode

chapter 17|40 pages

Progressive Modeling of 3D Building Rooftops from Airborne LiDAR and Imagery

ByJaewook Jung, Gunho Sohn

chapter 18|23 pages

A Framework for Automated Construction of Building Models from Airborne LiDAR Measurements

ByKeqi Zhang, Jianhua Yan, Shu-Ching Chen